President Obama: US boots on the ground against ISIS 'a mistake'

November 16, 2015 11:53 PM

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President Obama: US boots on the ground against ISIS 'a mistake'

After the Paris attacks, pressure to deploy US troops against the Islamic State intensified. But President Obama says that the problem can only be solved by local populations.

Washington — The Paris attacks have triggered a fresh round of calls for sending American ground troops into Syria to root out a terrorist organization that has now demonstrated with deadly clarity that it intends to strike targets around the world, including in the West.

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